Police officer shot in New York City responding to call

Trevor Jackson
August 12, 2017

A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer late Thursday was shot and wounded during a standoff with a suspect near a Brooklyn home, local officials said.

Two bullets hit Nguyen's bulletproof vest and another bullet hit his arm after bouncing off his watch.

Forewarning data is preparatory, police said officers trust they saw the man holding a tyke, potentially a newborn child, at a window of the building.

The gunman barricaded himself in and held police at bay for hours, standing outside with their guns drawn.

The disturbed man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

"What could have been just another day, just another call, turned into something much worse", Mayor Bill de Blasio said during the news conference at the hospital. It began when a woman called 911 telling the dispatcher her son was acting erratically but he was not violent, was not armed and she needed help.

Man Barricaded in Brooklyn Building
Man Barricaded in Brooklyn Building

Police say a revolver and a semi-automatic handgun were found at the suspect's side.

The gunman has only been identified as a 29-year-old man.

"Thank goodness, the officer is gonna be fine", the police commissioner said. He's a courageous young man.

Nguyen of the 75th Precinct has been on the force for just over two years.

The officer was brought to Jamaica Hospital with non-hazardous wounds.

Police said the man used a "long rifle" to shoot several times through a bedroom door inside his home on Ridgewood Ave. and Essex St. around 4:30 p.m.

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